Terrorist on the FBI’s watch list was RELEASED into the U.S. by mistake bungling border agents
Clumsy border agents made ‘multiple mistakes’ that led to FBI-listed Colombian terrorist RELEASED in US: Biden government’s migration crisis exposed by suspect who took weeks to track down and arrest
- An independent investigation found that border officials failed to share important information with the FBI
- The suspected terrorist, named Colombian Isnardo Gardia-Amado, managed to enter the US in April last year
- Immigration officials were not allowed to arrest him until two weeks after the mistake
Clumsy border agents made “multiple mistakes” that allowed a suspected terrorist and illegal immigrant to be released into the US, according to a new report.
The investigation by Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Joseph Cuffari found that a series of oversights by authorities led to the humiliating blunder.
The stranger, who is not named in the partially redacted report, was detained in Yuma, Arizona, on April 17 last year.
But the man was released two days later after an initial terror watch by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents was inconclusive.
Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed his identity as Colombian Isnardo Garcia-Amado in May 2022 after being exposed by Fox News.
But they did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the exact allegations he faced.
Just over 1.6 million migrants have been caught sneaking into the United States by border officials this year
The suspected terrorist was named as Isnardo Garcia-Amado after being exposed by Fox News last year
The 36-year-old was then allowed to roam freely to continue to the Palm Springs airport in California.
When Garcia-Amado attempted to check in for a flight to Tampa, Florida on April 21, security screenings confirmed that he was indeed a suspected terrorist.
But immigration officials were denied permission to arrest him for another two weeks, and the alleged terror suspect was not detained until May 6.
Cuffari said CBP “missed several opportunities” to remove the TErrorist Screening Center (TSC) identifies and arrests Garcia-Amado.
In a scathing review, the officer charged with monitoring CBP conduct said his agents “sent an interview request sent the migrant to the wrong email address, obtained information that (the FBI) requested but never shared, and released the migrant before fully coordinating with (the FBI).’
He warned like this ‘ineffective practices for solving unclear Terrorist Watchlist games continue, (the CBP) risks releasing individuals in the United States who may pose a threat to national security and public safety.”
A border agent interviewed by Cuffari said they had done their best to share all information effectively, but were “processing an increased flow of migrants.”
A separate report by OIG investigators released in May described how customs and border security forces were understaffed and suffering from low morale.
Official data shows that as many as 1.6 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States from Mexico since the beginning of this year.
In 2022, only 2.3 million asylum seekers were known to have managed to slip across the southwestern border.
Republicans have called for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to be impeached over what they describe as Joe Biden’s ‘border crisis’
Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said immigration officials were “overwhelmed by Biden’s border crisis.”
“How many other suspected terrorists slip through the cracks under the incompetent Biden administration?” she asked on Twitter.
Congresswoman Mary Miller, a GOP House member representing Illinois, said U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas “should be impeached” over the blunder.
The Biden administration has come under fire from Republicans for ending a Trump-era dictate called Title 42 that made it easier to boot illegals.
It gave US officials the power to kick out migrants without hearing their asylum applications.
The rules are taken from an almost eight-decade-old public health law and were used by Donald Trump’s presidency to stop the spread of the coronavirus.